AGW Defeat

My friend George Rebane has been asking for a AGW Skeptics Score Card.  He wants to know when have  skeptical efforts had a legislative impact, or changed  the public attitude about human caused global warming, often referred to as anthropogenic global warming. I will link to Wins and Loses.  However, this is a huge undertaking and I will be counting readers to report on all those that I missed. (Beta Design)

Wins:  Legislature, Executive, or Agency  takes an action to removed or diminish regulation of human CO2 emissions. Polls that show a decline in concern for global warming by citizens in the United States.

Loses:  Legislature, Executive, or Agency takes an action to increase regulation of human CO2 emissions. A poll that shows an increase  concern for global warming in the United States.

Wins: (3)

1. Prof. Pielke Jr.: IPCC Lead Author Chris Field Misleads U.S. Congress: ‘What Field says IPCC says is blantantly wrong, often 180 degrees wrong’ Read the Full Article . This analysis was read into the Congressional Record by Senator Inhofe.

2. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently had its climate change-related research budget slashed by a fifth.

3. Climate RIP as political issue?! First time climate ignored in debates since 1984 – Obama in ‘climate denial’ Climate Depot’s Morano: ‘Global warming activists are justifiably outraged by Obama’s climate silence…What happened? How did climate change get reduced to a comedic punch line in 2012? The answer is clear. The man-made global warming fear movement never overcame having a partisan figure like Al Gore being its public face and suffered from having the scandal ridden and distrusted UN IPCC as the source of its science’

Loses :(1)

Seven in 10 Californians favor the state law to reduce emissions to 1990 levels, but the partisan gap has grown sharply since 2006.Public Policy Institute of California finds that 70% of all California residence believe in humans caused global warming  and  in AB-32 CO2 reduction efforts.

  • Many Californians (57%) are unaware of the state’s new cap-and-trade system, but a slim majority support it.

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